The Posthuman

"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." ~ George Orwell

The Animal Man

A short set of questions for this entry (with lots of potential directions for you to go): What do WE3 and Rise of the Planet of the Apes suggest about the relationship between humans and animals? What is it to be sentient? What is it to be self-aware? Think carefully about a single page from the graphic novel or one scene from the film. How are the texts grappling with these questions?

And, then, some resources you might consider:
The Wikipedia page for the “human”:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human.
An elephant paints a self-portrait:
http://youtu.be/He7Ge7Sogrk.
Koko with her kitten:
http://youtu.be/XqTUG8MPmGg
“Apes on Film” with a review of
Rise of the Planet of the Apes: http://moralmenagerie.com/2011/08/14/apes-on-film/.

And our working definitions of the human from class last week:
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